Industries

Our catalog of pressure protection applications has consistently grown for more than five decades. We provide customized solutions for any application, any business and any circumstance.

The list below shows just a few key markets and industries that already rely on our products.

  • Aerospace, Aviation & Defense

    The aerospace and defense industries demand rigorous performance and compliance, and we have the experience and certifications – both NADCAP and ITAR – to create world-class products that meet their requirements.

    Typical applications

    Prevention of aircraft tire overinflation

    Lithium battery compartment overpressure protection

    Life raft inflation systems

    Emergency escape chute pressure management

    Missiles (overpressure and quick-opening valve)

    Fin activation systems

    Rocket launchers

    Satellite deployment

    Propulsion systems

    Landing gear

    Oxygen systems

  • Chemical Processing

    Our rupture discs are manufactured with chemical processing in mind – corrosion resistance, leak tightness, high accuracy and durability come standard.

    Popular products

    HPX (polymers and plastics, consumer chemicals)

    HPX-Ta (agrochemicals)

    HPX, CLEAN-SWEEP holders – specialty chemicals (paints/spirits/coatings, tires and rubber, synthetic textiles)

    Typical applications

    Pressure vessels for primary pressure relief (reactors, compressors, spheres, towers, cylinders)

    Shell and tube heat exchangers (low-pressure side, high-pressure side)

    Pump discharge to prevent blocked discharge

    Inline use with PRVs to improve the mechanical integrity of valves

  • Commercial & Industrial

    Our custom integrated overpressure and vacuum protection solutions are ideal for common pressure-sensitive or actuated systems. We have access to numerous exotic manufacturing materials – we'll provide whatever your application requires.

    Typical applications

    Actuation of fire suppression systems and automotive airbags

    Pump protection for high-pressure sprayers and air compressors

    Lithium battery casings

    Foam injection systems

    High-pressure hydraulics

    Firefighter compressed air breathing apparatuses

    Gauge panels

  • Consumer & Recreation

    Our assemblies reliably protect your business and customers from product malfunction and overpressure with solutions designed custom for your consumer products.

    Typical applications

    Paintball guns

    Rafts

    Aqua lungs

    Pressure washers

    Air compressors

  • Electronics

    Our diverse line of small-size rupture disc and face-seal bead assemblies are available in ultra-clean and corrosion-resistant designs ideal for use in gas panels and other semiconductor manufacturing systems.

    Popular products

    Face-seal bead rupture disc assemblies

    Ultra-clean and/or corrosion-resistant products (made with Hastelloy C or Tantalum)

    Typical applications

    Circuit board and semiconductor manufacturing

    Electronic gas panels (high-purity gases)

    Batteries

    Guidance and navigation equipment

  • Food & Beverage Processing

    We understand that product purity and safety are critical in food-related industries, so we provide hygienic and aseptic vessels and piping to assure compliance with FDA and 3A requirements.

    Popular products

    CAL-VAC

    BDI

    SANITRX HPX

    HPX

    Typical applications

    Processing and storage vessels for aseptic service – FDA and 3A compliant

    Clean steam systems for processing and cleaning systems

    Fermentation vessels

    Pump discharge lines

  • Gas & Liquid Handling Systems

    We meet the challenges that stem from liquid processing and storage applications with corrosion resistance, tight seals and other custom solutions.

    Popular products

    HPX rupture disc family

    Typical applications

    Pressure regulator and compression systems

    Pressure management while storing and conveying materials

    Storage tanks and cylinders

    Liquid service and piping systems

  • HVAC

    Reliability is key in HVAC sealed pressurized systems. We have decades of experience designing specialized, highly reliable HVAC configurations.

    Typical applications

    Chillers

    Refrigeration compressors

    Heating systems (Dowtherm™, ammonia, Freon)

  • Industrial Gases

    Size, pressure, versatility, pressure, corrosion resistance and tight seals – the needs of the industrial gas industry are diverse, and we have the vast experience necessary to customize solutions to match your needs. Designs and materials to minimize ice buildup, intergranular corrosion, embrittlement or leakage are readily available.

    Typical applications

    Overpressure relief of cryogenic gases in storage cylinders

    Ultra-pure semiconductor gas systems (high-purity gas processing)

    Separation towers (oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, CO2, argon)

    Shell and tube heat exchangers

    High- and low-pressure storage vessels

    Compressed gas cylinders

    Syngas (biodiesel, ethanol, algae, coal-to-gas)

  • Medical & Healthcare

    Ever-advancing medical technologies call for an ever-developing suite of pressure-relief solutions. We stay in step with rapidly advancing medical industry equipment and meet all medical equipment regulations – including FDA standards.

    Typical applications

    Personal or hospital breathing systems

    Oxygen tanks and generators

    Sampling equipment

    Pressurized blanketed containers

    Autoclaves (high-pressure reactors)

    Cryogenic service and storage

    MRI equipment

    Chromatography

    CIP or SIP cleaning systems

    WFI water systems

    *All of our medical and healthcare products can be made to meet FDA and other medical equipment standards.

  • Mining

    Dangerous, erosive and potentially explosive operations call for extraordinarily durable and reliable overpressure applications.

    Typical applications

    Mining dump truck wheels

    Fire suppression

    Dust collectors

    Rock crushing and processing

    Tank cars

    Liquid and pneumatic loading systems

    Purification equipment

    Chemical ore separation

    Slurry pipelines

  • Oil & Gas (Petrochemical)

    The hydrocarbon industries require cost-effective system protection with a special focus on reducing fugitive emissions. Our catalog of configurations, materials, burst ratings and sizes make our rupture discs the right choice for these operations.

    Typical applications

    Down-hole oil boring and drilling tools (drill bits, fracture pumps, perforation tools, shift valves, latching tools)

    Packer setting

    Drain plugs

    Pipeline pumping stations

    Tank batteries

    Separators

    Refining

    Distillation columns

    Separators

    Coking drums

    Safety relief valve isolation

  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

    We focus on solutions to meet the stringent requirements of pharmaceutical processing – wherever perfectly hygienic facilities and hermetically sealed antiseptic systems are a must.

    Popular products

    SANITRX HPX

    HPX

    BDI Alarm System

    Typical applications

    Hygienic service for human and animal health products

    Chemical processing vessels

    Specialty chemical (API) manufacturing

    Specialty chemical processing equipment (fermenters, bioreactors, filters, chromatographs, autoclaves)

    Clean steam for cleaning or process systems

    Storage tanks for chemicals and finished products

    Clean-in-place and sterilize-in-place systems

    Skid and module manufacturers

    *We manufacture a wide variety of rupture discs in compliance with ASME BPE, FDA and USP requirements.

  • Powder & Bulk Solids

    Control the release of overpressure in the storage and handling of powder and bulk solids with our large-scale vent panels and rupture disc systems. Our precision solutions provide deflagration relief anywhere static electrical charges may ignite dusty environments.

    Typical applications

    Silos

    Deflagration relief

    Pneumatic conveying systems

    Atmospheric tanks

    Bulk processing

    Powder storage

    Dust collection systems

  • Power Generation – Green Energy

    As the green energy movement accelerates, we make it a priority to keep ahead of the curve with overpressure protection for even the most advanced applications.

    Typical applications

    Polysilicon manufacturing for solar panels

    Hydraulics in wind turbine controls

    LNG production and distribution

    Geothermal energy heat exchangers

    Cogeneration plants

  • Power Generation & Distribution – Fossil Fuel

    Highly flammable process materials and increasingly strict government regulations demand reliable, high-precision safety solutions – and we’re here to provide them.

    Typical applications

    Protection of gas and steam turbines, steam condensers and switchgear

    Pressure relief in high-voltage distribution systems

    Deflagration in coal or flammable dust-handling systems

  • Pulp & Paper

    Our wide range of unique overpressure protection products excel in the high-strain, large-scale, immense-flow environments of the pulp and paper industry.

    Typical applications

    Digester pressure protection

    Bleaching systems

    Rotating disc refiners

    Refiner-housing pressure protection

    Non-condensable gas recovery and discharge headers

    Chemical processing vessels

  • Research & Development Test Labs

    Rupture discs provide compact, instantaneous pressure relief to protect your operators and equipment from the dangers of pressurized reactive chemical hazard environments.

    Typical applications

    Research and development labs

    Quality control labs

  • Rubber & Plastic Extrusion

    Since we started manufacturing extruder rupture disc assemblies in 1969, we’ve produced over 200,000 extruders in more than 350 different configurations. These high-pressure rupture disc assemblies thread into the barrel of extrusion machines, providing overpressure relief and preventing damage to the extruder nozzle in the event of a loss of adequate heat in the barrel.

    Popular products

    Extrusion rupture discs

    Typical applications

    Prevention of damage to extruder nozzles

    Rubber and plastic extrusion systems

    LDPE (low-density polyethylene) extrusion subsystems

  • Tank & Modular Skid Manufacturing

    Tank and modular systems manufacturers frequently incorporate rupture discs into the turnkey packaged systems they fabricate. We have the ideal product for every type of tank container.

    Typical applications

    Medical specialty tanks

    Pressure vessels

    Skid-mounted tanks (pharmaceutical/process water, oil and gas separators)

    Asphalt process tanks

    Cryogenic tanks

  • Transportation

    Our specialized products are ubiquitous in nearly every transportation market – land, sea and air – providing pressure relief for external fire, rollover or overfill protection to meet DOT, CGA or other transportation regulatory requirements. The compact design of our rupture disc assemblies make them ideal for vessels transporting gases, liquids or solids.

    Typical applications

    Intermodal tank containers

    Aviation
    Emergency escape slides
    Wheel and brake assemblies
    Hydraulic accumulators
    Oxygen systems
    De-icing systems
    Fuel systems
    Onboard coffee pots

    Rail
    Rail tanks
    Non-refrigerated liquefied gas tanks
    Powder tanks

    Automotive
    Intake manifolds
    Air bags (quick-opening valve)
    Fuel cells (propane and natural gas)
    Air conditioning compressors
    Commercial and industrial vehicle braking systems

    Marine
    Diving equipment
    Commercial subs
    Flame arrestors for marine engines

  • Water

    As the water industry faces the challenges of ever-increasing demand, we continue to provide reliable and efficient solutions.

    Typical applications

    Reverse osmosis/desalination

    Municipal and industrial plants

    Transition from thermal to reverse osmosis/desalination technology

    Waterjet cutting

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